Replacing Portlights

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Preparing to install portlights

My portlights came in about two weeks after I called in the order. I took a few moments to work out which fasteners I was going to use. I settled on 1 1/4" #8 bronze machine screws with bolts on the outside. The finish rings have recesses that can accomodate small bolts as long as the end of the screw is flush with the top of the bolt.

Here I am preparing a plywood template to match the portlight.

I placed the template and drew where I needed to cut.

After cutting out the wood I examined the glue line. It was perfect, indicating a successful lamination.